1931 • 96 minutes • 1.19:1 • France
Spine: #818 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
Jean Renoir’s ruthless love triangle tale, his second sound film, is a true precursor to his brilliantly bitter The Rules of the Game, displaying all of the filmmaker’s visual genius and fully imbued with his profound sense of humanity.
1941 • 94 minutes • 1.33:1 • United States
Spine: #819 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
A sophisticated supernatural Hollywood comedy whose influence continues to be felt, Here Comes Mr. Jordan stars the eminently versatile Robert Montgomery as a working-class boxer and amateur aviator whose plane crashes in a freak accident.
1955 • 32 minutes • 1.37:1 • France
Spine: #197 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus, iTunes
Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, filmmaker Alain Resnais documented the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz and Majdanek in Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard), one of the first cinematic reflections on the Holocaust.
1955 • 106 minutes • 1.37:1 • Italy
Spine: #817 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
This major early achievement by Michelangelo Antonioni bears the first signs of the cinema-changing style for which he would soon be world-famous.
1961 • 100 minutes • 1.66:1
Spine: #829 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
With its unapologetic identification with social outcasts and its sensitive, modern approach to matters of sexuality and race, Richardson’s classic is a still startling benchmark work of realism.
1962 • 78 minutes • 1.37:1 • United States
Spine: #63 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus, iTunes
A young woman in a small Kansas town survives a drag race accident, then agrees to take a job as a church organist in Salt Lake City. En route, she is haunted by a bizarre apparition that compels her toward an abandoned lakeside pavilion.
1963 • 116 minutes • 1.66:1 • France
Spine: #824 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
Alain Resnais’s Muriel, or The Time of Return, the director’s follow-up to Last Year at Marienbad, is as radical a reflection on the nature of time and memory as its predecessor.
1964 • 147 minutes • 1.33:1 • Japan
Spine: #394 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Collector’s Sets, Hulu Plus, iTunes
In this art-house sensation, an amateur entomologist has left Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle that resides in a remote, vast desert; when he misses his bus back to civilization, he spends the night with a young widow who lives at the bottom of a sand dune.
1964 • 95 minutes • 1.66:1 • United States
Spine: #821 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Stanley Kubrick’s painfully funny take on Cold War anxiety is one of the fiercest satires of human folly ever to come out of Hollywood.
1971 • 180 minutes • 2.35:1 • Taiwan
Spine: #825 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
At once a wuxia film, the tale of a spiritual quest, and a study in human nature, A Touch of Zen is an unparalleled work in Hu’s formidable career and an epic of the highest order.
1973 • 72 minutes • 1.66:1 • France
Spine: #820 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
Nothing else has ever looked or felt like director René Laloux’s animated marvel Fantastic Planet, a politically minded and visually inventive work of science fiction.
1979 • 103 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #823 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Fueled by elaborate stunt work and the laconic, naturalistic charms of its two stars, The In-Laws deserves its status as a madcap classic—and has continued to draw ardent fans in the years since its release.
2005 • 172 minutes • 2.35:1 • United States
Spine: #826 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
This singular vision of early seventeenth-century America from Terrence Malick is a work of astounding elemental beauty, a poetic meditation on nature, violence, love, and civilization.
2014 • 124 minutes • 2.40:1
Spine: #822 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
This multilayered, immensely entertaining drama from the great contemporary French director Olivier Assayas is a singular look at the intersection of high art and popular culture.
2015 • 114 minutes • 1.78:1
Spine: #828 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Intimate and artful, this lovingly assembled portrait, narrated by actor Alicia Vikander, provides luminous insight into the life and career of an undiminished legend.
Spine: #813 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
In the middle of the 1970s, Wim Wenders embarked on a three-film journey that took him from the wide roads of Germany to the endless highways of the United States and back again.